It is December 1st and I love Christmas and the holiday season. It is my very favorite part of the year.
I am having a hard time this year because of Jon and I not having a place of our own to decorate and enjoy the season. It is hard to be in a place that is not your own and having it decorated, knowing that it’s not your own. I miss our decorations and our Christmas smells that we create (cinnamon pinecones are my fav)
Another thing that is really tough for me this year is not having any money to buy the people that I love and care for gifts. I know Christmas is not about presents, but I really enjoy giving gifts to the people I care about and love. It is my way of expressing my love to others (my love language). It is sad to me to think that I will not be able to do that this year. Black Friday was hard, since I have always gone out and done most of my shopping on that day. I stayed at home and enjoyed the TV/movies and being with my hubby.
I have been and continue to pray for a peace and a stillness for me to be able to enjoy the holiday season despite the traditions that won’t be carried out this year. I know that I will enjoy being with family and eating the foods my mom prepares. I pray that I will overcome my sad thoughts, and rejoice in the blessings that I do have.
Hope you are all enjoying your holiday season and take some time to stop and enjoy the things that are most important!